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Jan Dubin
Jan Dubin
Mike Dubin
Mike Dubin

New York Times, Thursday, January 31, 1963

Author:
Jan and Mike Dubin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Jan and Mike Dubin have 12 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

The clue for 48-Down was "Skiiers's playgrounds." Changed it to "Skiers' playgrounds."

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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,941
Across
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Siren, 1920 style. : VAMP
5
Appears to be. : ACTS
9
Fanatical. : RABID
14
Simply dripping. : ASOP
15
Largest of the Marianas. : GUAM
16
Baffle. : ELUDE
17
Anthology. : POTPOURRI
19
Right to ownership. : TITLE
20
Daughter of Cadmus. : INO
21
Pesky weed. : NETTLE
23
Short distance. : STEP
24
Bowler. : DERBY
26
Ventilate. : AERATE
28
Disbursed. : EXPENDED
31
Sinbad's airlift. : ROC
34
Ancient Aryan. : MEDE
37
Bookman's monogram. : RLS
38
Sailor on a dhow. : LASCAR
40
Stolen: Colloq. : CRIBBED
42
Figure. : COMPUTE
43
Underdogs. : LOSERS
44
Catch in a trap. : GIN
45
Basilica structure. : APSE
46
Somewhat: Suffix. : ISH
47
Pacified. : ASSUAGED
50
Pivots. : WHEELS
52
Resign. : DEMIT
56
Light carriage: Colloq. : SHAY
58
Chubby. : ROTUND
61
Mohammed ___. : ALI
62
Carries. : TOTES
64
Part of Oklahoma. : PANHANDLE
66
Full of: Suffix. : ULENT
67
Girl's nickname. : EVIE
68
Island group in Galway Bay. : ARAN
69
Eel. : MORAY
70
European. : SERB
71
Favorites. : PETS
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Flat. : VAPID
2
___ man (unanimously). : ASONE
3
Drive. : MOTOR
4
Musical direction. : PPP
5
State of shaking, as with cold. : AGUE
6
Short. : CURT
7
Wool fabrics. : TARTANS
8
Bestowed approval (on). : SMILED
9
Not active: Abbr. : RET
10
Canted. : ALIST
11
"Little" G & S character. : BUTTERCUP
12
Not used. : IDLE
13
Extreme. : DEEP
18
Variety of agate. : ONYX
22
Soon: Poet. : ERELONG
25
American naturalist. : BEEBE
27
Not known from ___. : ADAM
29
Tailor's aide. : PRESSER
30
Antiquity: Poet. : ELD
32
Feed. : OATS
33
Ojibwa's neighbor. : CREE
34
Two years after the Second Crusade. : MCLI
35
Cupid. : EROS
36
Symbol of dullness, weakness, etc. : DISHWATER
39
Tool. : SPADE
41
Brow of a hill: Scot. : BRAE
42
McCone's concern. : CIA
44
Flaubert. : GUSTAVE
48
Skiers' playgrounds. : SLOPES
49
Icelandic literature. : EDDA
51
Wolflike animal. : HYENA
53
Nino's mother. : MADRE
54
___ ease. : ILLAT
55
Gallic exclamation. : TIENS
56
Grape juice. : STUM
57
Entire: Prefix. : HOLO
59
To join: Fr. : UNIR
60
Islands off Australia: Abbr. : NHEB
63
Pen. : STY
65
Snooze. : NAP

Answer summary:
1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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